Laila Ajani

Laila Ajani is a Fitness Trainer and founder of Push Personal Fitness, a personal training organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Laila has expertise in competitive athletics (gymnastics, powerlifting, and tennis), personal training, distance running, and Olympic lifting. Laila is certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), USA Powerlifting (USAPL), and she is a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).

Let’s EAT!

Every aspect of what we consume is of the utmost importance because food fuels every moment of our lives. The frequency, quality, type, source, and quantity of that fuel all weigh in on our day-to-day health. They also have a huge impact on how our bodies use or store food and therefore our tendencies to …

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What is a Good Diet?

You cannot out train a bad diet. I probably say that at every consult and no one ever flinches. It’s easy to identify a bad diet—it’s everything that feels good to eat: refined sugar, excess salt, processed food, and saturated fat. There’s a reason we love those foods, we are biologically programmed to be physically …

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My Quest to Squat

Squats put me to shame. Seriously, next time you want a good laugh, ask me to squat, it’s a riot—I’ll just fall right on my bum. This simple movement, that every infant masters before even learning to walk, drops me on my tailbone. It’s hardly an exercise in anything but humor for others and frustration …

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What is a Set Point?

Clients get very frustrated when they’ve been losing weight and then, without any change on their part, it suddenly stops. It’s what people refer to as “the last ten pounds.” It’s a real phenomenon and there’s a biological reason for it. Your body has its “norms.” It likes to be a certain temperature, eat at …

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